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Mending Broken Wings
so they are Free to Fly

Mission

Helping Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Helping Children and Adults

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HOW WE REACH

Our mission is to come alongside survivors of human trafficking by lending support and providing help that empowers them during their healing journey. We are committed to our purpose, and with the help of our partners and donors, we support survivors of human trafficking on their journey toward a better life.

SUPPORT: We have stepped in to join survivors during their healing process, whether volunteering our time to support on an emotional level, providing laptops for continuing education, teaching mentorship classes, providing gap assistance, sending care packages, or acting as a non-governmental community-based advocate with the King County CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) Task Force in Washington state, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. Department of Justice.

HEALING: When thinking of human trafficked victims, we initially consider the emotional state of the survivor; but just as emotional healing is important, physical healing is also an essential part of recovery. As an esthetician and wellness advocate, our founder has used her background to address and improve issues on survivors’ skin to help them reclaim their bodies.

SELF-ESTEEM: We have learned that self-esteem, self-care, and self-love are intertwined and that one always leads to the other; so, we focus here. Through 100% pass through of all donations received and the net proceeds from product sales, we have provided survivors with free skin consultations and services, and also gifted them their own personal gift box filled with luxurious, medical-grade corrective skincare products, supplements, and other gifts, as well as Free To Fly self-discovery journals.

"As a survivor of severe trauma myself, I am intimately aware of the personal self-worth struggles that those who have been victimized endure and why it is also important that their basic needs of safety and survival are met."
Yolanda Christensen, Free To Fly Founder

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HARD TRUTHS

The International Labour Organization estimates 49.6 million people were living in modern slavery in 2021, of which 27.6 million were in forced labor and 22 million in forced marriage. Of the 27.6 million people in forced labor, 17.3 million are exploited in the private sector; 6.3 million in forced commercial sexual exploitation, and 3.9 million in forced labor imposed by state. Although women and girls account for 4.9 million of those in forced commercial sexual exploitation, and for 6 million of those in forced labor in other economic sectors, men and boys are exploited as well.

We also recognize there are various other types of human trafficking crimes being committed, including familial trafficking, organ donation trafficking, forced begging, and more. It is our commitment to make all these areas our focus at Free To Fly.

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GIVE TODAY TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS

Prevention

There are days we drive by certain places, or see certain things and wish we had our own personal SWAT team to kick down doors and use shock grenades! However, we are on the prevention side, and also the nurturing side for survivors.
 

Prevention has always been on our founder’s heart; to stop the tragedy of trafficking before it begins. Knowing what to look for, and raising awareness. If you suspect someone may be sexually exploited, report it!

HEALING

Self care and self love are very important for physical, mental and spiritual healing, and the mind and skin are connected on many levels.

To help, we volunteer our time to support the vulnerable on an emotional level, and also provide beauty and skin care gift boxes to survivors on their journey to freedom.

SUPPORT

Private investors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation, and the net proceeds from our store, go to helping children, adolescents, and adults affected by human trafficking. 

Please consider partnering with us by making a donation or purchasing your skin care products
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Together we can put an end to this atrocity because everyone deserves to be Free To Fly.

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WHO WE ARE

Free To Fly is a survivor led non-profit organization with a mission to bring awareness, free and mend the brokenness of children, adolescents and adults affected by human trafficking. Even if reaching just one life, one life is worth it!

 

Our purpose is to raise awareness and help intervene on behalf of children, adolescents and adults forced or coerced into modern day slavery.  Private investors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation, and the net proceeds from our eCommerce store, go to helping survivors affected by human trafficking.

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Mending Broken Wings
so they are Free to Fly

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Yolanda is truly an inspiring individual. She has triumphed over a traumatic childhood marked by neglect and abuse, and has also witnessed the dark realities of exploitation in this world. Despite these challenges, Yolanda's life took a positive turn when she met her husband Eric, who saw her potential and believed in her, even when she lacked confidence, education, and had endured numerous trials.

 

Yolanda pursued a career as an esthetician, practicing her craft for over 15 years. While she found fulfillment in her work, she felt a deep calling to use her past experiences and her passion for something greater. This led her to seek the help of an extremely qualified trauma specialist, Dr. Pierce, who played a significant role in Yolanda's journey of healing from her PTSD. Yolanda considers Dr. Pierce as her greatest mentor, as she brought her freedom and courage to progress and grow.

 

Today, Yolanda dedicates her life to giving hope and encouragement to survivors of human trafficking who are on their healing journey. Drawing from her own background and experiences, she provides support and guidance to those who have endured similar hardships. Yolanda's journey of resilience and her commitment to making a difference in the lives of others truly inspires us all.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you see any signs of exploitation and trafficking call the US Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888 or text BEFREE or HELP to 233733, or email help@humantraffickinghotline.org

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Report Exploitation

If you think you have seen a missing child, or suspect a child may be sexually exploited, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24/7 at (800) 843-5678.

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